1. [Adjective]: easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"

2. [Adjective]: given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

3. [Adjective]: physically untoughened; "tender feet"

4. [Noun]: ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

5. [Noun]: car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

6. [Noun]: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

7. [Noun]: a boat for communication between ship and shore

8. [Noun]: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

9. [Noun]: something used as an official medium of payment

10. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"

11. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"

12. susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age"

13. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

14. having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

15. [Verb]: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"

16. [Verb]: offer or present for acceptance

17. [Verb]: make a tender of; in legal settlements

18. [Verb]: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

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